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David Brent Johnson

Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, David Brent Johnson moved to Bloomington in 1991. He is an alumnus of Indiana University, and began working with WFIU in 2002. Currently, David serves as jazz producer and systems coordinator at the station. His interests include literature, history, music, writing, and movies.

Recent posts by David Brent

September 6, 2013

 

Clifford Jordan Glass Bead Game

Mosaic Records To Release Clifford Jordan Set

An update on previously-mentioned and newly-announced box-sets.

May 24, 2013

 

Woody Herman First Herd

Herd Twice: Woody Herman In The 1940s

In the 1940s Woody Herman led three big bands that grew progressively in musicianship and excitement.

May 24, 2013

 

Carl Perkins jazz pianist

Turn Out The Stars: Volume Four

In musical remembrance of artists past: Night Lights returns with another program of jazz elegies.

May 17, 2013

 

Marc Myers jazz book

Why Jazz Happened, With Marc Myers

JazzWax blogger and Wall Street Journal music writer Marc Myers discusses his book about how cultural, economic, and social forces shaped the sound of jazz.

April 6, 2013

 

Freddie Hubbard CTI

Freddie Hubbard: The CTI Years

In the early 1970s trumpeter Freddie Hubbard made a series of records for the CTI label that combined hardbop, funk, modality, and 70s groove.

April 5, 2013

 

Women trumpeters

Jazz Women Of The 1940s

Women instrumentalists thrived in the upside-down jazz world of wartime America.

March 22, 2013

 

Ted Gioia's The Jazz Standards

The Jazz Standards, With Ted Gioia

Jazz historian Ted Gioia joins Night Lights this week to talk about his latest book.

January 7, 2013

 

Echoes Of Indiana Avenue

Best Historical Releases Of 2012

Our annual, highly-subjective roundup of classic-jazz favorites.

December 19, 2012

 

Night Lights holiday

Have Yourself a Very Quiet Christmas

Night Lights pays tribute to the holidays in the mellowest of moods.

December 5, 2012

 

Dave Brubeck

Brubeck Time

Much time out across the jazz world and beyond for Mr. Brubeck.

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Let’s Dance

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